Category Archives: Catholic Writing and Publishing

Say That Again, Please

Writers should be speakers, and vice versa. Speakers (at least, those without speech writers) should first develop their ideas in clear, concise, written prose, before foisting them upon captive audiences. This seems obvious. But it may not be so obvious … Continue reading

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The Message of the Cross

Judy Landrieu Klein September 17, 2014 I’ve spent the last two weeks trying to articulate both in my own mind and on paper the message of the cross.  A difficult endeavor.  (Just ask my poor husband, Mark, who’s had to … Continue reading

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Crumpled

The other day my favorite meditation publication had a piece from Sister Wendy Beckett.   If you don’t know her, Sister Beckett is a consecrated virgin and contemplative hermit who lives under the protection of the Carmelites in England.  She is … Continue reading

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Monday’s Writing Tips – Karen Kelly Boyce

“A writer without interest or sympathy for the foibles of his fellow man is not conceivable as a writer.” – Joseph Conrad We have been developing our character for the last two weeks. We have created an appearance – whether … Continue reading

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CWG Prayer Chain Post: September 14, 2014

The CWG Prayer Chain Post is a weekly post for members to include their special intentions by adding a comment. John 3:13-17 No one has gone up to heaven except the one who came down from heaven, the Son of … Continue reading

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Committee Coordinator’s Report for September, 2014

Guild elections will compete for attention with national elections in November, 2104. Please consider nominating yourself or another member for the offices of President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and Committee Coordinator. Several officers may retire after the current term. Send … Continue reading

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A Defense of Catholic Commercial Fiction by Maggie Zapp

I have the good fortune to be surrounded by educated people. People who love reading literature that is so heavy I shiver at the thought of slogging through it.  Don’t get me wrong, I did my fair share of heavy reading … Continue reading

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Writers Retreat Opportunity

Director: Msgr. Joseph Marino All Catholics who enjoy writing (professionally or leisurely) are invited to immerse themselves in God’s presence, away from the distractions and demands of the world, to grow spiritually and freely write at our beautiful retreat grounds. Includes … Continue reading

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Fathers, Daughters and St. Therese

An interview with Connie Rossini, author of Trusting God with St. Therese. Connie gives practical advice for overcoming fears and frustrations that hamper our relationship with God. I asked her about her father-daughter relationship as compared to that of Louis … Continue reading

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Monday’s Writing Tips by Karen Kelly Boyce

  “The moment comes when a character does or says something you hadn’t thought about. At that moment he’s alive and you leave it to him.” – Graham Greene Last week we started the process of creating a character. Hopefully, … Continue reading

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